Beijing Punk band Joyside are currently in the studio for recording their new album containing 9 new tracks plus one cover song. For the album they signed with a German independent label and will be released in Europe in April this year. You can read more details in Chinese on their blog.
Also we got wind of a possible Joyside Beijing Bubbles-Tour in Europe this April. At least one date in Jena, Germany on the 21st of April seems to be fixed. See the venues web page for future updates: www.kassablanca.de (in German).
Joyside will be touring Germany, Austria and Switzerland in April/May 2007 (booking at firstname.lastname@example.org). The new album will be released on Fly Fast Records, a new European label “exclusively devoted to punk, rock and folk music from Asia”. On their website you can also listen to two new songs by Joyside.
Simultaneously to the tour, the documentary film Beijing Bubbles with the bands Joyside, Hang on the Box, Sand, New Pants and T9 will start airing from Thursday, 19th of April in Germany and one week later in Austria and Switzerland. Read the news on this page (in German).
Other International Screening of Beijing Bubbles are:
- New York – USA, Museum of Modern Art, 21.02.2007, www.moma.org
- Edmonten – Kanada, Global Visions Film Festival, 29.03.2007, www.globalvisionsfestival.com